Party affiliation: Conservative Party
Member of Parliament for Willesden East, 1959-1964, for Bedford, 1970-1983. and for Bedfordshire North. since 1983. Former Chairman, Conservative Trade Committee, and All-Party Airships Committee. Vice-Chairman, Conservative Energy Committee, 1974-1977.
Chairman, Conservative Middle East Committee. Joint Chairman, All-Party Minerals Group, 1979. Chairman, Parliamentary Scientific Committee, 1985-1988, Vice-President 1988.
Member, British-Japanese. British-Brazilian, British-Polish and British-Nigerian All-Party Groups, Ukranian, West Armenian GP, Member, Sel. Committee on Science in Technology.